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There’s no rainstorm like a Sicilian rainstorm

Today’s sound is a beautiful field recording submitted by Fabio R. Lattuca, who’s part of the Vacua Moenia collective – a sonic study of abandoned Sicilian spaces (take a look over here). He sent in a lovely recording of a crashing rainstorm in Palermo for

The Verona Arena, as you’ve never heard it before

Today’s sounds are from beautiful Verona, Italy – inside the Roman amphitheatre that is the Arena. Former home to all sorts of gladiatorial action, the Arena still stages everything from opera to stadium rock now and is amazingly well-preserved. On a quiet, wet January day,

Remixing a mass service

Post two from Firenze, and this one is from the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, where mass was taking place on New Year’s Eve while we were there. The service was going on behind huge, heavy wooden doors, so was muffled and obscured, but there were